Picture this: you’re exploring northern Italy and travelling east and you find yourself driving through the beautiful, open, green, countryside. Suddenly, the skyline is broken by gentle slopes that gradually turn into steep hillsides. The road starts to get windier, the air is pure and fresh as you take in the peaceful surroundings. You then…

We all know how stressful buying a property can be, especially when you decide to do so in a foreign country. This article will provide you with an overview of the rules you need to follow in order to buy a property in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is not easy…

Have you ever dreamt of having a house in Italy? In Tuscany for example, which offers the best combination of history, art and beautiful countryside landscapes. Or in Venice, where you can plunge into the typical Venetian streets and admire the city’s majestic architecture. What about Lake Garda, Lake Iseo or Lake Maggiore, where you…

Ferrara might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think about buying a house in Italy, but you should give it a thought. Ferrara is a pretty city in Emilia-Romagna, in northern Italy. Ferrara lies between Bologna and Venice, it is often overlooked, yet it is one of the most beautiful…

The Italian Codice Fiscale, commonly known in English as “Tax Code” or “Fiscal Code” is an Italian identification number, which is similar to the U.S. Social Security Number. WHAT DOES THE CODICE FISCALE LOOK LIKE? The decree of December 23, 1976 of the Italian Ministry of Finance contains the norms that regulate the method for…

Italy has enjoyed a passionate following from overseas visitors for centuries, from those visiting to non-residents thinking of retiring in the country. Italy is appreciated for the huge variety of landscapes that it offers: wonderful beaches, high mountains, ancient cities, not to talk about the culture of food and wine known throughout. That’s why a…

Living and working in the hills of Tuscany, or perhaps retiring in the sub-tropical climate of Sardinia is a dream a lot of Italians and foreigners want to achieve at some point in their lives. It is not surprising, given that Italy has a lot to offer anyone living there: spectacular ancient cities, mountains, lakes,…